Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is delighted to announce representation of Zoë Buckman.
Buckman’s multidisciplinary practice spans sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, and large-scale installations. Adopting an explicitly feminist approach, her work is rooted in activism and advocacy that draws on deeply personal experience.
Buckman (b. 1985, London) studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York (2009). Exhibitions include those at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Camden Arts Centre, London; Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York; EIU Tarble Arts Center, Charleston; Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, and Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University. In 2018, the Art Production Fund commissioned Champ, Buckman’s first public art installation. The kinetic sculpture featured a glowing uterus with boxing gloves in place of ovaries, an assertive symbol of female empowerment standing 43 feet tall above Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood. Collections include Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; The Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
The artist's work is currently on view at Smack Mellon, New York, as part of Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Upcoming exhibitions include Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia, and Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
Zoë Buckman’s first solo exhibition in the UK will be presented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, running from 12 February to 13 March 2021
The exhibition will comprise new sculpture and wall-based works, addressing trauma, identity and transformation. The artist continues to employ vintage textiles, hand-embroidery, and text, evolving her language through new photographic imagery and collage. These fragmentary snapshots capture devotional prayer and shared ecstasy, a counterpoint to ink blots evoking the trauma and stigma of gendered violence. Buckman offers renewal and freedom, remaking the stains of the past. The exhibition will be curated in collaboration with art historian and arts broadcaster, Kate Bryan.